Entire Duke basketball staff checks out sons of Blue Devil legend

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

The young Boozer twins keep popping up on the Duke basketball watchlist.

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer now has the luxury of focusing on the 2024 and 2025 recruiting trails. After all, the Blue Devils have just about wrapped up top-class status in 2022 and 2023 with 11 combined commitments, including eight of the five-star variety.

So it made sense that Scheyer and his gang, who were at an EYBL event in Orlando this weekend, took the time to sit courtside and watch a pair of heralded 2025 prospects who just so happen to be the twin sons of 2001 Duke national champ Carlos Boozer. And this isn’t the first time; no, they also checked them out at the John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh in late December.

Yes, by all accounts, Cayden Boozer and Cameron Boozer now appear squarely on the Blue Devil radar — at least as much as any high school freshmen could expect to be at this early stage in the cycle.

They play for Nightrydas Elite (Fla.), and each has a shot to end up among the top 10 or so in the class when major recruiting sites release their first batch of 2025 rankings next year.

Possible Duke basketball twin targets

Cayden Boozer is a 6-foot-4, 190-pound point guard whose specialties seem to be his smooth shooting stroke and beyond-his-years decision-making with the ball in his hands.

Meanwhile, Cameron Boozer is a 6-foot-8, 210-pound versatile forward with clear NBA potential. Between him and his brother, his game most closely resembles that of their father, who earned two All-Star nods across his 13-year NBA career.

In late February, Travis Graf of Rivals joined a growing list of experts tabbing Cameron Boozer — already the reigning Miami-Dade County Boys’ High School Player of the Year — as a potential No. 1 recruit. He did so with this glowing assessment:

“It’s probably cliché because many already consider him to be the No. 1 prospect in the 2025 class, but Cameron Boozer, the son of former NBA player Carlos Boozer, has delivered every time I’ve watched him play. Physically, he looks like a high school upperclassman. In terms of his game, Boozer has added a little bit to his game every time I’ve watched him.”

Graf continued:

“The 2025 forward attacks the rim, handles the ball well for his size, and has shown some promise with his outside jumper. Boozer’s IQ and genes are what set him apart from any other 2025 I’ve watched up until this point.”

Cayden and Cameron Boozer hold two offers: from Miami and Florida International.

Currently, the Blue Devils have yet to extend any 2025 offers. And they might not until next season or later. But judging by the Duke pedigree, early interest, and high praise from scouts, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Cayden and Cameron Boozer among the program’s first official targets in their class whenever that day arrives.

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